I interview ethical philosopher Stephen Finlay about his 2008 journal article "The Error in the Error Theory." Finlay takes a unique strategy against the arguments of leading moral anti-realist Richard Joyce, who defends an "error theory" about morality. Topics: meta-ethics, Joyce, Finlay, ethics, error theory
A plain-talk introduction to meta-ethics, and one promising theory in particular: desire utilitarianism. See: http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=772 version 1.0 (March 2009) Topics: philosophy, ethics, meta-ethics, morality, utilitarianism, desire utilitarianism
Desirism is a theory of morality for skeptics, scientists, and naturalists. It is a theory of moral value that exists in the physical universe, and does not depend on mysterious things like intrinsic value, intrinsic virtue, categorical imperatives, hypothetical contracts, or divine commands. For episode transcripts and more, visit CommonSenseAtheism.com and click 'Morality Podcast.' Topics: morality, ethics, meta-ethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, philosophy, podcast, desirism
Matt Jordan discusses the criteria for an adequate moral theory, and explains the advantages of theism over naturalism when it comes to morality. Topics: theism, atheism, Euthyphro, morality, divine command theory, meta-ethics, philosophy, interview,...